Students become living history


History came alive for visitors at the Sag Harbor Elementary School on Friday when 65 fifth grade students transformed themselves into notable figures from across the ages.

“We’re Living History,” the annual student wax museum at the school, put kids themselves in the role of legends, including scientists, athletes, past presidents and queens. After weeks of research, students wrote a report on a historical figure ranging from King Tut of ancient Egypt up to Tiger Woods of today. Then, the students got the chance to conjure that person in the flesh. The young researchers posed themselves throughout three classrooms, the whole while wearing costumes and remaining remarkably still for visitors.

Supplementing the live show, computers in the hallway outside the linked classrooms played student Power Point presentations and written reports were displayed for perusal on several wooden racks.

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